Running1:04:20  6.7 mi (9:36 / mi) +335m8:19 / mi
Beautiful evening run at Missoula's Blue Mountain Reservation. Lovely trails that I had virtually to myself. As usual, the run started with a long climb, then a nice contouring section and a long way down, to a point lower than where I started, and finally a tough climb back to the trailhead at the end. Man, running out here in the summer is so so so much more pleasant than back East!!
Track intervals in the morning, 8x400 with 1 minute rest. It was nice and cool early in the morning, with the sun just starting to peek out above Mt. Sentinel as I was finishing up. I aimed for 90 seconds per interval, based on the suggested interval paces for my current speed.
94 (oops) 90 88 88 88 88 86 87
The pace felt hard, but sustainable. My left hamstring tightened up a bit towards the end, so will need to watch that. And my back hurt, as always. Nice to get out and do a hard session first thing in the morning.